Brown Auctions Here comes my RSS info 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 FeedCreator 1.7.3 B64-680 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12994/b64-680 B64-680. RATCHETING BRACE AND BITS. Russell Jennings No. 40 IOB. The Russell Jennings Company was founded on the manufacture of auger bits, beginning with its founders' 1855 patent for a revolutionary double twist bit, but it didn't get into the brace business until after the turn of the century. In 1915, Arthur Jennings patented a bit design with a slotted end to the shaft that could only be used in a special chuck also covered by the patent, and the company produced a series of braces using this design, although the Jennings company had enough sense to modify the chuck design to also accept the more common tanged bits. This is a complete, and incredibly rare, brace and bit set with the No. 40 ratcheting brace, one of the versions that used the "universal" chuck design, in the 10" sweep. It includes a complete set of 13 auger bits, along with two countersinks, two screwdriver bits, a bit extension, and a expanding bit, all with shafts based on the 1914 patent design. The brace and bits are all in immaculate condition with only a few hints of rust. The wooden box is worn but intact, noting a split in the lid, with an intact decal and 95% complete labels pasted into the inner lid. Destined to be the centerpiece of a serious brace collection, and it will be a long time before you see anything like it. From the collection of Ray Schmidt. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 1000-2000 B64-679 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12993/b64-679 B64-679. FRAMED BRACE. William Marples Ultimatum. Ebony framed brace with slip-ring chuck, head has Hibernia works medallion and intact ivory ring, shamrock mark on rear frame which marks it as after 1875. Tight crack in head and a couple of small checks in fill, otherwise very clean, brass never polished. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 300-600 B64-678 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12992/b64-678 B64-678. LOT OF TWO SHEFFIELD STYLE BRACES. William Friedrichs. Both beech, unplated, 7" sweep, pushbutton chucks, one with wide flat head and the other smaller. Both stamped "William Friedrichs" who was a New York distributor. Condition: Good, Estimate: 60-120 B64-677 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12991/b64-677 B64-677. LOT OF TWO BITSTOCK TOOLS. A Shepardson's 1870 patent brace, with sliding segmented jaws, cast iron head, 10" sweep, and one with spring loaded jaws that may actually have been used to twist baling wire, unmarked, 8" sweep. Some surface pitting. Condition: Good & better, Estimate: 80-150 B64-676 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12990/b64-676 B64-676. PIANOMAKER'S BRACE Unsigned, rosewood body and head, 6" sweep, includes two pods that would have held bits. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 100-200 B64-675 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12989/b64-675 B64-675. METAL BRACE. Unsigned and craftsman made. 12" long, 6" sweep, with carved wooden head and a very uncommon square chuck with spring-loaded chuck. Condition: Good, Estimate: 50-100 B64-674 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12988/b64-674 B64-674. BOW DRILL Not marked but probably made by one of the New York makers of tools for the pianomaking industry. 11" long, rosewood and brass handle, ivory spool with one tight crack. No bits. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 80-160 B64-673 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12987/b64-673 B64-673. SET OF AUGER BITS. Russell Jennings. Complete set of 13 bits, all but the smallest are marked Russell Jennings and from the same set. That one has a different mark, hard to read, and a notch in the tang that isn't on the others. Bits are all clean and sharp and largely rust free; in a khaki roll, intact with some wear, good strap and buckle. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 100-200 B64-672 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12986/b64-672 B64-672. PLATED BRACE. T.E. Wells. Rare example of a Sheffield-style plated brace made in America. Thomas Wells made Sheffield-style braces in Philadelphia in the 1850s. Beech body with rosewood head, pushbutton check with wide flat button, marked on front leg brass. Typical wear, some dings and chips, user name punched in brass on opposite side of chuck. Condition: Good, Estimate: 80-150 B64-671 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12985/b64-671 B64-671. BOW DRILL WITH BOW. A matching set with matching wood handles; the bow has two turned rings but otherwise identical. Drill is 10" long with brass drum, bow is 25" with a kink in the middle that looks intentional, no thong. The drill has the name "G.B. Braman II" stamped in the brass which we were unable to identify. A couple of tight cracks in the wood handles, and a hole in the brass collar where a set screw is missing, otherwise very clean. Condition: Good, Estimate: 150-250 B64-670 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12984/b64-670 B64-670. FRAMED BRACE. Colquhoun & Cadman. Ebony framed brace with lever type chuck mechanism. Brass has wear and the maker's name is clear, along with its characteristic C&C scroll mark. Only a tight crack in the head and some rust in the screw heads keeps it from being rated fine. According to Reg Eaton's "The Ultimate Brace," Colquhoun & Cadman is the rarest maker of Ultimatum-style braces, accounting for only 2% of known examples. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 300-600 B64-669 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12983/b64-669 B64-669. LOT OF TWO PATENTED BRACES. Two examples of pre-Barber chuck designs. Hildreth's 1870 patent, manufactured by Hildreth in Athol Depot, Mass, marked with patent date on chuck, cast iron head, 11" sweep, and Nobles' 1865 patent with slip ring, brass and rosewood head with some dinging, 8" sweep, marked on shaft. Moderate pitting, both work smoothly. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 70-140 B64-668 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12982/b64-668 B64-668. SET OF AUGER BITS. Russell Jennings No. 100. A complete set of 13 Jennings No. 100 bits, prior to their acquisition by Stanley. The bits themselves are in mint condition. The three level box is intact with a complete label on the inside, some damage to the finish and paint splotches, missing top latch. The pre-Stanley bits are rare. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 200-400 B64-667 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12981/b64-667 B64-667. PLATED SHEFFIELD BRACE. D. Flather. Made by Flather for the American market, with an eagle engraved on the pushbutton chuck and "The American Mechanics Patent Brace" stamped on the rear leg. Boxwood, cocobolo head with Flather's Solly Works medallion and a couple of cracks. Wood has some dings and one split, the brass is a little proud in spots, and one S.M. Leaming has stamped his name in large letters along the top rim. Condition: Good, Estimate: 60-120 B64-373 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12687/b64-373 B64-373. SET OF JENNINGS AUGER BITS. Stanley No. 32-1/2. Complete set of 13 Russell Jennings No. 100 auger bits from 1/4" to 1" in 1/16" increments, marketed by Stanley as the No. 32-1/2 set after it acquired Jennings. NOS, bits pristine in their original plastic wrap, three-level box is immaculate with all original hardware and perfect label. You'll never find a cleaner example. Condition: Fine, Estimate: 200-400 B64-372 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12686/b64-372 B64-372. LOT OF THREE SCOTTISH BRACES. Mathieson. Two of the three are marked by Mathieson and have hexagonal steel bodies with 9" sweep, one with flat iron head and thumbscrew chuck, the other with lever action chuck and ebony head. The third is unmarked with four-sided body and lever action chuck, head looks like cocobolo with some chips and checks, 8" sweep. All have some surface rust and pitting, the unmarked one is the cleanest. Condition: Good, Estimate: 100-200 B64-371 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12685/b64-371 B64-371. BOXED SET OF AUGER BITS. James Swan. Complete set of 13 original bits, all clean and sharp. Box is worn but intact with metal label on lid, printed labels behind the bits illustrating other Swan products are faded but complete. The spring clips holding the bits are intact, but the smaller diameter bits are loose fits and tend to fall out. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 120-240 B64-370 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12684/b64-370 B64-370. HAMMER DRILL. Diamond "Rapid Fire." Percussion type drill for rock drilling. 27" long, brass plate marked "patent applied for" and with serial number. Grimy but complete and functional. From the collection of Cecil Holmes. Condition: Good, Estimate: 50-100 B64-369 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12683/b64-369 B64-369. BOW DRILL WITH MATCHING BOW. Unsigned with matching ivory handles. Drill is 11" long, brass and ivory with ivory spool. Bow is 30" with replacement leather thong. Ivory has some cracks and yellowing. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 300-600 B64-368 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12682/b64-368 B64-368. CAGE HEAD BRACE. Uncommon brass head with floral design in center. Slot type chuck with a spoon bit locked by a pin (replaced here by a piece of wire). Wrought iron body with good age, 8" sweep. Crack in head collar. Condition: Good, Estimate: 60-120 B64-367 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12681/b64-367 B64-367. IRON BRACE. Chantrell Patent. Felix Chantrell, the son of Bridgeport brace maker John Chantrell, patented an adjustable socket wrench with a split stock closed by a central screw in 1882, and his father adapted it into a bit brace that has an "A" rating for rarity in Pearson. Unmarked as all are, 8" sweep, rosewood head and grip, grip has pewter rings. Nice clean example of a rare brace. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 80-160 B64-366 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12680/b64-366 B64-366. CARVED 1794 POD BRACE. 18" long and 9" sweep. Very elaborate carving, including date and monogram on opposite sides of the chuck. No pods included, and there's a tight crack in the rotating head, but one of the nicest carved braces we've seen. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 200-400 B64-365 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12679/b64-365 B64-365. SMITH MADE BRACE. Decorative double-arched body, rotating iron grip, large ornately turned head that looks like walnut. Thumbscrew chuck, 10" sweep. Decorative and well made, very light pitting. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 70-140 B64-364 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12678/b64-364 B64-364. LOT OF TWO SCANDINAVIAN BRACES. Both made of flat stock with leaf spring type chucks. One has "A. Aovist Eskilstuna" stamped near head; ornate turned maple head, 6" sweep. The other has "LG" cartouche cast into both sides, wooden head with some chips. 7" sweep. Some surface rust on both, the 7" one has a soldered crack in the chuck, but otherwise clean and unusual. Condition: Good, Estimate: 80-150 B64-107 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 1970-01-01T00:00:00+01:00 /auction/list-auctions/viewbids/12421/b64-107 B64-107. SCANDINAVIAN POD BRACE. Burl wood with nicely carved ivory head, spring-operated pod missing its bit. 15-1/2" long and 6" sweep. Condition: Good+, Estimate: 80-150